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Disaster Recovery and Change Management: The Right Way

Written by  Alex Belyarchik, CBCP, CORM, ITIL

Organizational resiliency has always been about building a sustainable program and maintaining it via tests and exercises. However, with growing IT and the need for changes, disaster recovery (DR) is becoming a missing link which is forgotten time and time again. Based on my personal experience in consulting, organizational culture plays a very important role in allowing many critical changes slip through the gates of disaster recovery control. Therefore, we are faced with a critical need to track and monitor all of the corporate changes in order to keep the program up to date. One of the critical aspects of disaster recovery has always been dealing with day-to-day plan updates. Has your company decommissioned hardware without changing the disaster recovery plans to reflect these changes? Then this article is for you. I will try to share my knowledge in getting the organization resiliency to the next level via setting strict controls